Department Overview  |  What is Paid On-Call  |  Crew Qualifications

Response Area  |  Stations  |  Response Capabilities

Department Overview

The Kimball Township Fire Department is a combination type fire department with one full-time fire chief and approximately thirty-five paid on-call Michigan certified and medically licensed firefighters.  The Department responds to approximately 900 calls for service annually within the communities of Kimball Township and contracted portions of Clyde and St. Clair Townships.  The Department also regularly provides mutual aid to other communities. 

What is a Paid On-Call Fire Department?

First, the Kimball Township Fire Department is available for service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The Department maintains paid staffing 16 hours a day.  Second, firefighters and medical responders are available on-call throughout the day and night as needed.  Our on-call firefighters will either respond to the station to place additional equipment in service or may respond directly to the scene as the conditions of the incident require.  

Crew Qualifications

The firefighters of the Kimball Township Fire Department are Michigan Certified Firefighters and have earned an Emergency Medical Services medical license issued by the State of Michigan.  In order to become certified as firefighters each team member must complete a state approved fire academy which is based on a curriculum established by the National Fire Protection Association.  Each cadet must also pass a written and practical examination on fire science, operations, suppression, and related firefighting skills.


Response Area

The Kimball Township Fire Department serves an area of 47 square miles in Kimball Township and contracted areas in portions of Clyde and St. Clair Townships.  Our primary response area runs from Gratiot Avenue on the South, North River Road on the North, Mayer Road on the West, and Range Road on the East.


In order to protect the communities we serve, the Department maintains two fire stations.  The Administrative Offices and Station One are located on Allen Road and Station Two is located on Henry Street, both in Kimball, MI.


Response Capabilities

Each of our two fire stations is equipped with an Engine/Pumper, Water Tender/Pumper, and a Rescue apparatus.  Additionally, the Department maintains a Grass/Brush fire truck, a patrol unit with a pump, and a Haz-Mat response trailer.